Teaching Strategies for Active Learning
Five Essentials for Your Teaching Plan
- Donna Walker Tileston - Strategic Teaching and Learning, Dallas, TX
School Counselling | Student Engagement & Motivation | Teaching Methods & Learning Styles
"Emphasizes the importance of matching instructional strategies to the appropriate outcomes.Thia is very important!"
—Cindy Harrison, Educational Consultant
"My peers would benefit from having this handbook to guide new and struggling teachers and to inspire the expert teacher on staff. Practical suggestions give educators incremental steps toward increasing the active learning level within any classroom, without giving up control of content."
—Beverly C. Eidmann, Principal, Arvada Middle School, CO
Make a difference in student learning with the latest and best brain-based teaching strategies!
Translating brain research into best practice, Donna Walker Tileston, award-winning author, educator, and trainer, offers teachers a simple and concise Strategic Learning Model applicable to all grade levels, content areas, and instructional settings. This systematic cycle focuses on five essentials that teach learners to plug in, power up, synthesize, outsource, and reflect on their learning.
Based on the latest brain and educational research, this student-centered, teacher-friendly guide includes:
- A carefully chosen collection of instructional strategies for promoting the active transfer of knowledge to students' long-term memory
- A step-by-step process for planning powerful lessons that make a difference in student learning
- Sample lesson forms and reproducible templates
- Sample strategies such as question-and-answer profiles, technology integration, mindjogs, KNLH, group memory, making predictions, cooperative learning, six-hat thinking, collaborative retelling, graphic organizers, thinking at right angles, plus-minus-interesting, and much more
This is the teaching methods book for all teachers, instructional leaders, and curriculum designers who want to build students' motivation, confidence, self-efficacy, and achievement.
"My peers would benefit from having this handbook to guide new and struggling teachers as well as to inspire the expert teacher on staff. Practical suggestions give educators steps toward increasing the active learning level within any classroom, without giving up control of content, while also potentially increasing academic achievement by having more students tune in to their learning."
"Emphasizes the importance of matching instructional strategies to the appropriate outcomes, taking into account the brain research. This is very important!"
"Reinforces much of what we know about teaching and learning."
"Teaching is a craft, and the design of the craft is the same regardless of the discipline. Tileston has created a user-friendly how-to reference that will help teachers move learners from a position of spectator to one of active player. Teaching Strategies for Active Learning makes the secret of learning visible, with clear explanations, easy-to-implement suggestions, and connections to the current brain research on learning."